On the one hand, this is a heartening development. On the other hand, grossly mishandling a pandemic, threatening to sic the military on your own citizens, and tear-gassing peaceful protesters for a sacrilegious photo op that makes you look like a constipated barn owl should put your approval rating in the low single digits. And it would if not for all the, you know, racists.
Multiple polls show Trump's approval rating slipping into the 30s. @Gallup, @politico @MorningConsult and @Reuters @Ipsos all have him at 39% and @CNN at 38%https://t.co/dO8lpnsH2Dhttps://t.co/33Lkhy3emYhttps://t.co/lvSOQgYIwm
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) June 10, 2020
A Gallup poll conducted from May 28-June 4 (significantly, after George Floyd’s death and both before and after the assault on Lafayette Square) shows Trump’s approval rating dropping to 39 percent — fully 10 points below his approval rating in May.
Meanwhile, CNN’s poll, which recently sent Trump into a tizzy when it showed him far behind Joe Biden nationally, puts IMPOTUS’ approval rating at a limp 38 percent — down a full 7 points from the network’s May 7-10 poll.
This is great news, but we need to keep working. Because you know how short Americans’ memories are. Trump should have been toast after Charlottesville, but somehow a large percentage of the population continually forgets that he’s a racist. And that likely won’t change unless he shows up at his next rally in an obergruppenführer uniform. (And even that, I suspect, would shave off only a point or two from his poll numbers.)
But we remember he’s a giant shit-dirigible. And we need to remind everyone.
Let’s GOTV and work as hard as we can for Joe.